That felt better.
The Cats shook off back-to-back loses with an easy 88-56 win over Samford. Kentucky overpowered the Bulldogs in the first half, holding them to only 14 points. In the second half, Samford came out strong, going on a 9-0 run before the Cats woke up and went to work on defense.
Willie Cauley-Stein finished with his first career double-double, putting up 12 points and 12 rebounds. Archie Goodwin led the team in scoring with 18 points, followed by Alex Poythress with 16.
It wasn’t always pretty, but it was a win. Go Cats.